I love my Vitamix. I use it practically every day. Here’s a very simple and elegantly silky recipe to accompany almost any meal.
1 large Bunch of Asparagus
1 Red Onion
2 celery hearts, leaves included, chopped
3 Cups Vegetable Broth
1 Pinch Crushed Red Pepper
½ Teaspoon salt, more if the vegetable broth is unsalted
4 Tablespoons Mascarpone Cheese –If you can’t find Mascarpone, cream cheese will do
Trim the asparagus into 2 inch pieces. Use the stems too. Quarter the red onion. Sprinkle some olive oil and toss, to combine the oil with the onions and asparagus. Roast in the oven 400 degrees about 7-8 minutes, until the asparagus is tender/crisp.
Place the roasted onion and asparagus into the VitaMix and add the celery hearts, vegetable broth, crushed red pepper and salt. Set the VitaMix to soup and blend until steaming hot. Add the Mascarpone cheese and blend to combine.
Serves 4-6 people.